iMessage is one in all Apple’s prized merchandise, and likewise regarded to be one foremost trigger why people can’t stop using iPhones. A model new courtroom docket submitting from Epic Video games has revealed that an Android mannequin of iMessage was inside the enjoying playing cards nevertheless scrapped as Apple feared it may lose prospects.
Apple and Epic Video games are going to face off in a federal trial on Could 3. Forward of the trial, Epic Video games has filed a brief which accommodates excerpts from Apple executives on the selection behind not making an Android mannequin of iMessage, Android Police reported. This reveal is alleged to level out one different occasion of Apple’s monopoly on making prospects stick with its platform.
In line with the courtroom docket submitting, “Apple determined to not develop a model of iMessage for the Android OS”. The danger was there whereby Android and iOS prospects can be succesful to message each other by a cross-platform compatibility on iMessage. However this was strongly rejected by Craig Federighi, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Software program Engineering, who oversees the occasion of iOS, iPadOS and macOS. “iMessage on Android would merely serve to take away [an] impediment to iPhone households giving their children Android telephones,” the filings stated.
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Apple’s govt accountable for the App Retailer, Phil Schiller moreover agreed saying that Apple must not launch iMessage on iOS. Again in 2016, Schiller was moreover quoted as saying that “shifting iMessage to Android will harm us greater than assist us, this e mail illustrates why.”
Whereas there was no report as such on the chance of iMessage coming to Android, these statements give some readability on why it didn’t happen and why it not at all will. Google has tried giving Android prospects an iMessage-like experience with RCS nevertheless it’s protected to say that the ecosystem is approach behind Apple’s.